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All states allow a medical exemption and some states allow philosophical and/or religious exemptions. However, the American Medical Association and ChildrensHealthCare.org are actively promoting the abolishment of religious and philosophical exemptions.

Likewise, other corporate fanatics are also challenging informed consent.



Links to Exemption Forms and Information:
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[Australia]
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[Puerto Rico]
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Love them. Protect them.
Never Inject them.
Contact for Exemption Information

Scroll down for links to General Information and Exemption Letters.
Join NVICAdvocacy.org
NVIC Advocacy Portal (NVICAP)
Join the NVIC Advocy Portal and see what is happening regarding legislation in your state. Help write letters, email or phone your representatives.
http://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx

READ VERY CAREFULLY
any waiver forms before you sign. Find out why signing the AAP waiver form is a self incriminating act. DoNotSign Waiver Info page

Suggestions to Combat Employer Vaccine Mandates
vaclib.org/legal/employermandates.htm

Sample letter to refuse employer mandates

An exemption form with lots of information to show you are making an informed choice
http://www.vaclib.org/legal/refuselt.htm

Finding Physicians, including doctors who take non-vaccinated children.

Can employees be forced to be vaccinated?
http://www.fairmeasures.com/asklawyer/questions/ask318.html
[Archive of FairMeasures page.]
"California: If you were not a health care worker, the answer would certainly be NO!"
See above link for the "may be's" for nurses or doctors.

http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/immunizations-policy-issues-overview.aspx
Immunization Legislation. Legislative activity on a variety of topics involved in immunization policy. (2011)

If all your state requires is a 'letter', consider using the model letters for Idaho:
Idaho Exemption form:
Idaho - Text file   Idaho - .doc file (MS Win95)   Idaho - .doc file (MS 97/2000/XP)    Idaho - PDF 328K   Idaho - HTML

If you want a great letter written by a lawyer to an Oregon School Board
Letter_Oregon_School_District.htm
This letter was originally found at: http://www.childscreen.org/Letter%20to %20the%20Oregon%20School%20District.htm, but is no longer posted on this site so it has been moved to http://www.vaclib.org/pdf/letters/Letter_Oregon_School_District.htm

Religious exemption information for most states in one document!
Includes section on Hepatitis & religious objection:
Archived on Vaclib.org Source: http://www.rutherford.org/documents/pdf/brief_bank/B18-RE~1.PDF [size= 45K]

Here is a great AFFIDAVIT that can be used for Daycare, Preschools and Schools.

Warning: consult your state laws before modifying any form on our site. Some states require exemption requests to be in the language of the applicant.
AFFIDAVIT for Colorado Older Child (preschool and school age).
You can use this as a template for other states and simply replace the Colorado with your state and your state's statute. Please read the entire post about birth certificates as well.
Download the Microsoft Word document here. VaccineTruth.net/letters/AFFIDAVIT for Colorado Older Child.doc
Edit for your state and insert your state's statute.
(This affidavit is also available as a birth exemption, for adults in colleges and employment situations. Our 1-888 number and email address for Exemption information are posted here: http://www.vaclib.org/perl/perlmail.pl )
You do not have to prove membership in any religion to use a religious exemption.
See article taken from www.immunizationattorney.com archived on VacLib.org
A good Summary of the concept that one is not required to hold formal church membership can also be found at: http://www.alaskawellness.com/archives/school-vacc.htm.

Archived on VacLib.org http://vaclib.org/sites/VacMilitary.html
http://www.geocities.com/titus2birthing/VacMilitary.html Vaccine Exemption and Military Service

For our Religious page and reference to Military exemptions, Click Here

For Help with Military Exemptions, Click Here for list of organizations helping:

Avoiding Vaccinations:
Avoiding Vaccinations on VacLib.org

Two sample medical exemptions for traveling by an MD:
Cholera Sample Letter and Yellow Fever Sample Letter
Archive of letters here

Sample: Statement of Exemption for Personal or philosophical reasons
vaclib.org/letters/Louisiana.doc

Did not find your state exemption form on our site?
Then try this link to forms for all 50 states and D. of Columbia.
http://experimentalvaccines.org/vaccine-exemption-forms/

How to write a letter for personal Religious exemption from immunizations.
http://web.archive.org/web/20050628080012/http://chetday.com/relexempt.html

Scroll down for Statement [letter] Of Religious Objection To Immunization
http://www.rense.com/health/no.htm

Note: If you are writing a letter of objection based on religious beliefs, it is often sufficient to simply state that vaccinations ( * "immunizations") are against your religion without itemizing. Reasons for objection are commonly that:

  • Vaccines pollute the blood stream
  • Vaccines are created from aborted fetal tissue (murder)
  • Taking fetal tissue into the body is cannibalism
  • It is unethical to to put children at risk by vaccinating
  • Creating vaccines harm animals
  • Taking animal tissue into the body is contrary to vegetarian principles
  • May encourage the belief that one is protected from the results of immoral behavior.
  • Vaccination is a superstition
  •   *Note 1: Vaccinations are NOT Immunizations.
      *Note 2: Non-vaccinated does not mean Non-Immunized. Unvaccinated children have high degrees of immunity.

    Warning: consult your state laws before modifying any form on our site or writing an exemption letter. Some states require exemption requests to be in the language of the applicant while other states require a state printed form.

    Links to FindLaw and WashLaw legal search engines.
    http://www.unhinderedliving.com/statevaccexemp.html

    Exemption information and links http://www.vaccinationnews.com/laws-exemptions-emergency-powers

    Exemption from Immunization Requirements - international adoption

    Vaccination Information Resources (People and contact information) Listed by State & Canada

    Catholic Religious Exemptions.
    Also "You May Also Contact Children of God for Life for Assistance in Filing A Religious Exemption in Your State. Please note that due to the large number of religious denominations, we cannot provide specific teachings for all faiths on this subject, however we will assist you with filing instructions and sample letters." http://www.cogforlife.org/ See link on left side of page.

    Finding a Health Care Lawyer in your area
    Scroll to near the bottom of this page:
    http://health-care.lawyers.com/Immunization-and-Vaccination-Laws-in-the-US.html

    OSHA & Hep B
    OSHA allows an exemption to recommendations for Hepatitis B vaccine for workers exposed to blood.
    http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=DIRECTIVES&p_id=2570#XIII

    7. Hepatitis B Vaccination - Paragraph (f)(2). The Compliance Officer should determine whether or not all occupationally exposed employees have had the hepatitis B vaccination series made available to them after the training required by paragraph (g)(2)(vii)(I) and within 10 working days of their initial assignment. The term "made available" includes the healthcare professional's evaluation and arranging for the administration of the first dose of the hepatitis B vaccination series to begin within the 10 days. This includes all employees with occupational exposure, regardless of how often the exposure may occur. Part-time and temporary employees are included in this coverage. The vaccine does not have to be made available if the employer documents the exemption(s) set forth in paragraph (f)(2). It does not have to be administered if the employer can produce the signature of the employee on the mandatory declination form (See Appendix A of 29 CFR 1910.1030.)

    http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_id=10052&p_table=STANDARDS
    Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR)
    Hepatitis B Vaccine Declination (Mandatory) - 1910.1030 App
    [required language of declination form,
    NOTE OUR ADDITION OF THE WORDS "it is alleged that", which we have added for your protection to prevent the admission of non-existent guilt for refusing an "immunization".]

    "I understand that due to my occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials I may be at risk of acquiring hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. I have been given the opportunity to be vaccinated with hepatitis B vaccine, at no charge to myself. However, I decline hepatitis B vaccination at this time. I understand that by declining this vaccine, it is alleged that I continue to be at risk of acquiring hepatitis B, a serious disease. If in the future I continue to have occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials and I want to be vaccinated with hepatitis B vaccine, I can receive the vaccination series at no charge to me."

    If you want the above language so that you can simply print the page:
    OSHAexemption.doc MS-DOC which can be modified and printed
    OSHAexemption.pdf Adobe PDF file for printing.

    Alaska
    Alaska Exemption Information


    Arkansas
    [Arkansas Exemption Information page.]
    Note: [2003] New law in Arkansas allows individuals to have a medical, religious or philosophical exemption.
      
    Alabama
    Alabama Exemption Information
    Arizona
    Arizona Exemption Information


    Australia
    Australia Exemption Information
    Canada
    Canada Exemption Information
    California
    California Exemption Information
    Colorado
    Coloradio Exemption Information
    Connecticut
    Connecticut Exemption Information
    District of Columbia

    District of Columbia Exemption Information


    Delaware
    Delaware Exemption Information
    Florida
    Florida Exemption Information
    Georgia
    Georgia Exemption Information
    Guam
    Guam Exemption Information
    Iowa
    Iowa Exemption Information
    Idaho
    Idaho Exemption Information
    Illinois
    Illinois Exemption Information
    Indiana
    Indiana Exemption Information
    Kansas
    Kansas Exemption Information
    Kentucky
    Kentucky Exemption Information
    Louisiana
    Louisiana Exemption Information
    Maine
    Maine Exemption Information
    Maryland
    Maryland Exemption Information
    Massachusetts
    Massachusetts Exemption Information


    Mexico
    According to this page:
    http://www.immunizationinfo.org/issues/immunization-policy/indications-recommendations-and-immunization-mandates
    "Interestingly, some other countries such as Canada and Mexico do not utilize mandates and have generally higher immunization rates than in the United States. However, in Canada there is universal health care coverage, including immunizations, and in Mexico very successful countrywide immunization weeks three times per year reach almost all of the children."
    Michigan
    Michigan Exemption Information
    Minnesota
    Minnesota Exemption Information
    Mississippi
    Mississippi Exemption Information
    Missouri
    Missouri Exemption Information
    Montana
    Montana Exemption Information
    North Carolina
    North Carolina Exemption Information
    North Dakota
    North Dakota Exemption Information
    Nebraska
    Nebraska Exemption Information
    New Hampshire
    New Hampshire Exemption Information
    New Jersey
    New Jersey Exemption Information
    New Mexico
    New Mexico Exemption Information
    Nevada
    Neveda Exemption Information
    New York State
    New York Exemption Information
    New Zealand
    New Zealand does not have compulsory vaccination or financial penalties for non-vaccinators (yet). They do require a vaccination certificate on entry into childcare or school. This is to identify non-vaccinated children during a disease outbreak.

    Books and information:
    Immunisation Awareness Society
    PO Box 56 048
    Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand
    http://www.ias.org.nz/

    Information:
    'Vaccination Information Network' (VINE) on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vaccination-Information-Network-VINE/69667273997

    Ohio
    Ohio Exemption Information
    Oklahoma
    Oklahoma Exemption Information
    Oregon
    Oregon Exemption Information
    Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania Exemption Information
    Puerto Rico
    PUERTO_RICO Exemption Information
    Rhode Island
    Rhode Island Exemption Information
    South Carolina
    South Carolina Exemption Information


    South Dakota
    South Dakota Exemption Information
    Tennessee
    Tennessee Exemption Information
    Texas
    Texas Exemption Information
    Utah
    Utah Exemption Information
    Vermont
    Vermont Exemption Information
    Virginia
    Virginia Exemption Information
    Washington
    Washington State Exemption Information
    West Virginia
    West Virginia Exemption Information
       West Virginia has only a medical exemption, see above page for more information.

    Wisconsin
    Wisconsin Exemption Information
    Wyoming
    Wyoming Exemption Information

    The following is an edited copy of a page saved from the AMA web site in March 2002.

    H-440.970 Religious Exemptions from Immunizations

    Since religious/philosophic exemptions from immunizations endanger not only the health of the unvaccinated individual, but also the health of those in his or her group and the community at large, the AMA
    (1) encourages state medical associations to seek removal of such exemptions in statutes requiring mandatory immunizations;
    (2) encourages physicians and state and local medical associations to work with public health officials to inform religious groups and others who object to immunizations of the benefits of vaccinations and the risk to their own health and that of the general public if they refuse to accept them; and
    (3) encourages state and local medical associations to work with public health officials to develop contingency plans for controlling outbreaks in exempt populations and to intensify efforts to achieve high immunization rates in communities where groups having religious exemptions from immunizations reside. (CSA Rep. B, A-87; Reaffirmed: Sunset Report, I-97)

    This page is now integrated into "Health and Ethics Policies" Page 460/461 a PDF file.

    JPEG graphic of the AMA article above:
    http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss99/LakelandRainBarrels/AMAExemptions.jpg
    ChildrensHealthCare.org is an organization dedicated to promoting the legal removal of religious exemptions. They promote the ideas that it is a child's right to be "immunized" but apparently never checked to find out that sanitation, nutrition and hygiene are the great immunizations. http://www.childrenshealthcare.org


    Source: http://www.fairmeasures.com/asklawyer/questions/ask318.html from archive of 12-12-02 webpage:

    Can employees be forced to be vaccinated? 12-12-02

    I am being asked to produce documentation of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella for a medical/surgical nursing job. My nurse colleagues and I have never heard of this required for employment to any hospital. Does an employer have a right to force an individual into getting an MMR vaccination for the sole purpose of employment? Look forward to your comments. Thanks.

    Ann Kiernan replies:

    If you were not a health care worker, the answer would certainly be NO! But since the nature of nursing involves occupational exposure to infectious diseases, the employer might be able to ask about your immunization status and perhaps even to require re-vaccination if you do not have proof of current protection.

    Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), after an applicant is given a conditional job offer, but before s/he starts work, an employer may conduct medical examinations, regardless of whether they are related to the job, as long as it does so for all entering employees in the same job category. But, after employment begins, an employer may make disability-related inquiries and require medical examinations only if they are job-related and consistent with business necessity. Also, an employer may require employees to submit to medical examinations that are required by another federal law or regulation. 29 C.F.R. 1630.15(e)(1998) See: Enforcement Guidance on Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations of Employees Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    So, is immunity to measles, mumps and rubella either "job-related and consistent with business necessity" or required by other law? Maybe, according to our research at the Centers for Disease Control.

    The CDC report strongly recommends that health care workers be immunized for hepatitis B, influenza, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella zoter, and tetanus.

    Another federal agency, OSHA, says in its Technical Manual governing hospitals [Chapter 1. IV B 2. b] that: "Vaccination for rubella, measles, mumps, and influenza is recommended, especially for women of child-bearing age."

    [Note: [Chapter 1. III B 3.] also says, " A safety committee and/or infection control committee should be established within the hospital. Periodic inspection and monitoring is the responsibility of the safety committee. Immunizations, other than the mandatory vaccination for Hepatitis B, should be offered to personnel at risk."

    It is not directly relevant to your situation, but a recent federal appeals decision upheld a Navy captain's right to insist that both military and civilian personnel on his ship be vaccinated for anthrax when they were entering " high threat areas and contiguous waters". Mazares v. Dep't of the Navy, 302 F.3d 1382 (Fed. Cir. 2002)

    Thanks for raising such an interesting issue. We have only scratched the surface here. This would be a good question to pose to your state nursing society or professional board for a definitive answer.

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